Happy Monday! Baby Born With HIV Is Cured
How’s that for a headline to cheer you up about being back to work / school. I’m surprised this isn’t a much much bigger story. maybe it is I don’t watch the network news that much anymore.
But they did it. Hoor fucking ray for smart people! They saved a baby. Seriously this has made my day, maybe my week it’s such a great story.
Researchers at a major AIDS conference in Atlanta announced today that a 2½ year child in Mississippi born with HIV has been cured of the virus after taking an aggressive regimen of drugs since birth. The child, whose mother had stopped giving her medication, is the second confirmed case of a human being cured of HIV, after a man was cured in 2010 when he received a bone marrow transplant.
Researchers are cautiously optimistic about the development, which might profoundly alter the way HIV is treated in newborns, especially among middle and lower-income communities. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health told the Associated Press, “You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we’ve seen.”